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Neighborhood Center Receives Grant for ZONO Cabinet

Neighborhood Center Receives Grant for ZONO Cabinet

Specialized sanitizing apparatus helps with COVID Protocols The Neighborhood Center was recently able to obtain a ZONO Sanitizing Cabinet which was made possible through a grant from M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank charitable fund at the Herkimer Oneida Community Foundation. The ZONO Cabinet uses humidity and ozone to disinfect and sanitize toys, cots, bedding and otherContinue reading →

Navigating the Holidays during the Pandemic

The pandemic and the holidays each on their own bring about thoughts associated with anxiety and depression; but now we are bringing these two things together and many are feeling extremely overwhelmed. These feelings are felt by most but can be managed if we gain an understanding of these feelings and how they in conjunctionContinue reading →

Holiday Assistance Provides More Joy for the Season

Holiday Assistance Provides More Joy for the Season

Most of us look forward to the holiday season – a time of gift-giving, delicious family meals, and warm memories. For some residents of our community, the holidays are a stressful time, with money concerns often dimming the brightness of the season. Together as a community, we believe everyone has the right to celebrate. That’sContinue reading →

Neighborhood Center’s Annual Auction is Unique This Year

Neighborhood Center’s Annual Auction is Unique This Year

COVID Makes Auction Go Virtual. This year’s Annual Auction to support the community programs of the Neighborhood Center will be a three-day virtual event. The Auction has been conducted in person the past 17 years, but due to COVID restrictions and limitations, this year’s event will be virtual. From Friday, November 20 to Sunday, NovemberContinue reading →

Art Contest Winners | MEDIA ALERT

UTICA, NY… The Neighborhood Center, Inc. hosted an art contest for children 3 – 15 -years old. ‘Art is Essential and So Are You’ was the theme, encouraging kids to design Thank Cards for an Essential Worker. There were four artwork winners divided by age and each will win a brand-new bicycle! The Bike giveawayContinue reading →

National Accreditation awarded to the Mobile Crisis Assessment Team

The Neighborhood Center, Inc. has recently acquired a national accreditation with the American Association of Suicidology. “The accreditation speaks to our evidence-based practices and standardized approach to provide the best care possible to our clients.” Says Kristin Sauerbier, Program Director of the Mobile Crisis Assessment Team. To obtain accreditation, The Neighborhood Center passed a strenuousContinue reading →

2020 Open Registrations for Fall Universal Pre-K

Neighborhood Center has Availability in Free Universal Pre-Kindergarten. Any family that has a child that will be 4 years old by December 1st, 2020 and lives in the Utica City School District, is eligible to register for the free Universal Pre-K at the Neighborhood Center. The UPK Program is a FREE 2 1/2-hour program, 5Continue reading →

Statement from Executive Director

Like so many, I lie awake through the night these past four days looking at the news and the horror of the violence occurring across our country. On top of all the suffering our world has experienced over the Coronavirus, there is more… WE have all already had enough tragedy, pain and suffering for thoseContinue reading →

We’re still offering Services to the community.

It is a difficult time for everyone, but especially those with mental illness. The Neighborhood Center behavioral health clinics are offering telehealth or virtual therapy sessions to the community during the COVID-19 Crisis. All appointments are being taken by telephonic and virtual telehealth processes and they are still accepting new clients. Clients are being seenContinue reading →